Designed and fabricated locally, the Discovery Village Cabins form an encampment with each unit expanded by a flagstone patio and firepit with seating, while attached decks offer the opportunity to take in the panoramic view from a perch.
Inside, guests will find everything they need without the distraction of excess accoutrements. The open concept begins with a living area oriented toward the deck and river beyond. A comfy sleeper sofa faces a flat-screen TV and gas fireplace, and a pair of mod coffee tables can be arranged at will according to desired use. A compact kitchen envelopes the end of the living space with a basin sink and dark wood cabinetry, and becomes an eat-in experience thanks to a trio of coil spring stools. A compact oven, two-burner stove and stainless steel appliances make it truly gourmet. Design accents meld industrial edge with organic softness, from the pendant lights hanging above the concrete countertops to the woven accent rug defining the living area. Clerestory windows frame the surrounding hillsides, adding an airy ambiance to the concise space. Picture windows in the front and back bathe the cabin in natural light. A trim hallway leads to the generous bathroom, which defies “tiny” with its wide sink and glass shower. Continue on through the sliding barnwood door to find the bedroom, a surprisingly spacious enclave with a queen bed and industrial sconces. Decorative accents include equine art and a faux fur throw. The built-in closet is ingeniously tucked behind the sliding door.
Neighboring the Discovery Village Cabins are a pair of sheepherder’s wagons. Framed in wood and topped by canvas, the nostalgic quarters sleep six: two in a queen bed and four more in twin bunks. The spare space is filled with the utility of wraparound side tables. The wagons can be tacked on to a tiny house reservation.
Defying their small footprints, these efficient units come with full access to the Snake River Sporting Club, which translates into playground spanning hundreds of acres. Located just 19 miles south of Jackson, the private club owns nearly 800 acres of largely untouched land, save for the smattering of structures and fully functioning ranch. Beyond the natural beauty, the club offers a stunning array of amenities and activities. The Championship Golf Course, designed by the famed Tom Weiskopf, dazzles as much as it challenges, while the blue-ribbon trout fishing makes angling interesting for professionals and first-timers alike. Multipurpose trails lap the campus, meaning hikers and bikers will be in aerobic heaven. Summer also enables riding at the Equestrian Center, clay shooting and archery (on the 3D course) as well as waterborne sports like swimming, kayaking and paddleboard (all gear is available onsite). Winter finds the club equally outfitted for outdoor fun, from cross-country skiing along groomed trails to the ice skating rink and heli-skiing landing zone. Once tired from the day’s diversions, guests can retire to the Clubhouse for a cocktail and meal. Snake River Sporting Club curates an experience unlike any other found in the Tetons: Rugged and wild yet sublimely refined.